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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-07-14, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By JoshSlocum
Neither. I will most likely use a Racktime but...

Neither. I will most likely use a Racktime but haven't decided yet.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-07-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By JoshSlocum
Location of mid fork braze-on

I want to add mid fork braze-ons onto my mtn bike but so far have come across 2 standards: Tubus says 165mm and Nitto says 180mm. Even tho they don't agree with one another about the location they at...
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-24-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By JoshSlocum
Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Thank you. I appreciate your help.
Forum: Mountain Biking 08-24-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By JoshSlocum
Giant Iguana model year?

Picked up a Giant Iguana today and plan to breath some new lif into it as a tourer. Can any help me with when it was built? Serial no. G0012641
Forum: Touring 03-20-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,157
Posted By JoshSlocum
Nicely done.

Nicely done.
Forum: Touring 03-20-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 223,947
Posted By JoshSlocum
Nice build. I like those trekking bars, where did...

Nice build. I like those trekking bars, where did you get them.
Forum: Touring 03-19-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,209
Posted By JoshSlocum
Never, not ever. Paying too much attention to my...

Never, not ever. Paying too much attention to my surroundings. One of the primary reasons I ride is to escape the constant visual and noise bombardment that we live with. I'd rather listen to birds,...
Forum: Touring 03-12-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,370
Posted By JoshSlocum
Just finished reading Every Inch of the Way, by...

Just finished reading Every Inch of the Way, by Ton Bruce, last night. He used a Dog Dazer (below) with good effect when he first started out on his trek around the world. However, he makes no...
Forum: Touring 02-25-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By JoshSlocum
Some, but not much, has been mentioned regarding...

Some, but not much, has been mentioned regarding insects. Thanks to those from New England area regarding black flies, and to those that are from, or have travelled to, the really far north AK. I...
Forum: Touring 02-21-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By JoshSlocum
A break from what wheel, peddle, frame . . .

Don't recall this being posted before but for those interested here are some biking movies not normally listed. Have only watched Island Etude thus far and enjoyed it. It takes some doing to find a...
Forum: Touring 02-10-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By JoshSlocum
Another factor I didn't see mentioned is "mind...

Another factor I didn't see mentioned is "mind set." For myself, it is one of the most important factors.

Last year I did my first, albeit short, tours. Prior to that I had never, not ever, rode...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-08-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By JoshSlocum
Thanks to everyone for their input. It'll be an...

Thanks to everyone for their input. It'll be an experiment. If it doesn't work I can always reverse the process.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-06-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By JoshSlocum
Cross Check build

Looking at getting a new (2013 or 2014) Surly Cross Check to use for commuting and touring. Currently riding a 2008 Trek 7.3 FX and ride 2000+ miles a year. If I bought a new X-Check frame and fork...
Forum: Touring 02-02-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By JoshSlocum
Currant bike (in the picture) is a 2008 Trek 7.3...

Currant bike (in the picture) is a 2008 Trek 7.3 FX. Nice bike but a little squirrelly over 30 mph or going around tight curves at 15+. BTW I have changed out the 28 gear ring from a 28 to a 22 and...
Forum: Touring 02-02-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By JoshSlocum
Cross Check bar question

Will be getting a new X-Check this spring. Modifications WILL need to be made. One of the mods I would like to make is getting rid of the drop bars and replacing with H bar (similar to...
Forum: Touring 01-23-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By JoshSlocum
Thank you. Watching as I write. Airdropped from...

Thank you. Watching as I write. Airdropped from my IPad mini to a smart TV. (mini is what I carry whilst biking) Notice Jim Carter from Downtown Abby; just a tad younger LOL.
Forum: Touring 01-23-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,676
Posted By JoshSlocum
I have one but haven't worn it since 1993 when...

I have one but haven't worn it since 1993 when wife #2 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) made me by one for a Vermont trip. I ride ~2000 mostly highway miles per...
Forum: Touring 01-02-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,717
Posted By JoshSlocum
Planning to ride around Lake Superior this...

Planning to ride around Lake Superior this summer. I drove around it 20+ years ago (~1700 mi.) and circumnavigated the lake in 2005 (~1000 mi.) in my sailboat. Now it is time to do it on my bike....
Forum: Touring 07-02-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By JoshSlocum
Anyone done Lake Itasca to TCs?

Looking to do my second multi-day tour and thinking of biking from Ashland to Lake Itasca, MN then to the TCs then back up this way (actually Washburn, WI). Would like to hear from anyone familiar...
Forum: Touring 07-02-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,488
Posted By JoshSlocum
Not sure what your specific 'pillow' needs are,...

Not sure what your specific 'pillow' needs are, but I have camped, canoed, kayaked and biked much of N. America. I have never found a need for a pillow 'specific.' I have always found that the...
Forum: Touring 06-03-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,874
Posted By JoshSlocum
I regret selling selling my 700. Replaced it with...

I regret selling selling my 700. Replaced it with a 7.3 FX. The FX is a nice bike but I miss the horizontal bar, extra bottle cage, and steel frame. Not to mention the simple shifters.

Have...
Forum: Great Lakes 05-27-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 73,017
Posted By JoshSlocum
Hi all, I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn,...

Hi all,
I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI) of Lake Superior. Mostly ride solo in 25 to 50 mile jaunts. In a couple of weeks will take my first long (220 mile) journey to the Twin Cities to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 04-25-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By JoshSlocum
Breaking in a Brooks B-17

I just received my new saddle and realized I neglected to order the Proofide (Brooks brand) leather treatment. Anyone familiar with a substitute that I might be able to buy locally? Thanks in advance.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 04-03-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By JoshSlocum
2003 Trek 1000 flatbar

Originally posted this in the CV forum but on advice of one contributor am reposting it here.

From what I can gather the flat bar version of the Trek 1000 was only offered in 2003. The asking...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-03-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By JoshSlocum
Thanks, I appreciate your input and will take...

Thanks, I appreciate your input and will take your advice. In fact, thanks to all who have responded.
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